MA Early College

Early College Programs

Community of Best Practice

Welcome to the Massachusetts Early College Program (MAECP) Community of Best Practice

NS4ed, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Schools and Department of Higher Education, is providing technical assistance and resources for Massachusetts Early College designees, applicants, and prospective candidates. You will find event information and registration, application process and designation criteria, the early college toolkit, a community discussion forum, and many other supportive resources for educators, parents and students.


NEW! Professional Learning Series
around Early College Data and Reporting

DESE is offering a Professional Learning Series around Early College Data Collecting and Reporting. Representatives from each ECP are encouraged to attend, especially those responsible for reporting data. Each of the following sessions will begin at the conclusion of a scheduled check-in meeting. If you are already registered for the check-in meetings, you do not need to register again. More information and registration coming soon!

For the meetings listed below, registration is only required once and you will be registered for the series. 

  • January 27, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – NS4ed Office Hours – To join session, click HERE.
  • February 1, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – MAECP Check-In – To register for the 2021-22AY series of meetings, click HERE.
  • February 3, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – NS4ed Office Hours – To join session, click HERE.
  • February 15, 2022 –
    • 9:00-9:30 a.m. – MAECP Check-In – To register for the 2021-22AY series of meetings, click HERE.
    • 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Session 1 of the Early College Data PLC Sessions – Registration coming soon!


Westfield State University
in partnership with
Holyoke High School, High School of Commerce,
Westfield High School, and Westfield Technical Academy

Westfield State University partners with four public schools to offer a promise to students. The promise assures students that if they work hard and give it their all, college is not just something they can get into, but an experience they can get a lot out of. Darius (pictured at the right), says it best. “The Westfield Promise has shown me that by staying focused, pushing myself, and believing in myself, that I can be successful in college.”

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